Starin, a Midwich Group company, pens deal with BirdDog to expand distribution across the USA

Chesterton, IN – February 27, 2021 – Starin is pleased to announce a distribution partnership with BirdDog Australia Pty Ltd to make all BirdDog products available to Starin channel partners across the USA. BirdDog is an Australian-based manufacturer of PTZ cameras, world-leading video encoders decoders, and software applications. 

BirdDog developed embedded NDI® hardware and implemented it into a range of high definition and 4K broadcast video converters, robotic pan-tilt-zoom cameras, and a suite of software products to tie end-to-end workflows together. Starin provides value-added distribution services such as design, finance, assurance, and installation for its pro-AV business as well as supporting Zoom Certified Integrators with a complete eco-system of Zoom optimized components.  

“We are really pleased to add BirdDog to Starin’s line-up,” said Bobby Swartz, CEO at Starin. “BirdDog has done an excellent job in working closely with Zoom and having some of their products added into some Zoom Rooms recommended lists and we are excited to help their growth throughout the USA. Along with the PTZ cameras, we are really looking forward to BirdDog’s NDI wallplates and SDM modules.” 

“We’re very excited to start working with Starin in the USA market. Starin is the perfect partner to help drive us further into the AV market across the USA as well as help with fostering the Zoom opportunity,” said Dan Miall, Co-Founder, and CEO at BirdDog. “Recently we signed Midwich Group for the UK and Europe, so it is great to close that global loop with Starin now in the USA. Starin is a great fit for BirdDog.” 

About Starin 
Headquartered in Chesterton, Indiana, Starin, a Midwich Group company, operates in two main segments. Its pro AV business provides value add distribution services on behalf of manufacturers to the trade market in the US, including products from brands such as Poly, Logitech, DTEN, LG, Barco, and more. Starin has also pioneered the ZoomRooms’ ‘Outfitting’ model, allowing it to support Certified Zoom Integrators with a complete eco-system of hardware components that are optimized to work with Zoom’s video conferencing software. 

About BirdDog 
BirdDog Australia Pty Ltd (BirdDog) was founded in 2016 with a mission to create the world’s best video over IP products and workflows. BirdDog products are available globally through a network of distributors and resellers and used by some of the biggest names in Broadcast, AV, House of Worship, Live Streaming, Esports, and Education. BirdDog’s headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia with an in-country presence in the USA and UK.